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EXCLUSIVE: BT Sport set to seal UFC rights renewal

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BT Sport is on the verge of striking a multi-year renewal to continue its coverage of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the UK and Ireland, warding off interest from DAZN and Sky, SportBusiness understands.

Sources with knowledge of the deal said competition has driven BT to agree an increased fee to secure the rights until at least the end of 2025, extending its relationship to a minimum of 13 consecutive years. The pay-television broadcaster's current four-year deal to show the UFC expires at the end of this year.

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